Category: Air Toxics

Action Alert: Rise Up With Richmond County

Richmond County, NC needs your help to stop a biomass wood pellet facility that is riddled with asthma-inducing health impacts, is not wanted by the community, threatens to destroy natural hardwood forests, and is a terrible environmental injustice. Enviva, the...

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Citizen Scientist: Ammonia

Bill Schlesinger, PHD Dean Emeritus, Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University Citizen Scientist Blog William H. Schlesinger is one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists and a passionate advocate for translating science for lay audiences....

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Duke Energy Proposes More Pollution at Marshall

Duke Energy is proposing to add more bromide pollution at its Marshall facility, despite the fact that bromide has caused cancer-causing toxins to appear in treated drinking water supplies downstream in Charlotte and other communities in North Carolina as outlined in...

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Op-Ed: Despite renewable energy’s impressive gains, NC lawmakers move to limit it

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, North Carolina ranks second in the United States for solar energy capacity – more than relentlessly sunny states like Texas and Arizona. The smart policies that allowed us to take advantage of our solar resources have resulted in a boom in clean-energy jobs and an economic windfall for rural counties. It’s also great news for clean air – solar panels do not emit toxins or climate change drivers like particulate matter, mercury, carbon dioxide or methane.

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Clean Air, Clean Water Film Fest 2016

With over 60 attendees, Clean Air Carolina and the Catawba Riverkeeper hosted its third annual Clean Air Clean Water Film Festival on October 25.  This year we featured a series of films on a variety of topics relating to air and water, most positive, but all...

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